Lecturers trek Grand Canyon for charity


Staff members Eleanor Lafferty and Beth Anderson travelled to Arizona to trek the Grand Canyon for St Andrew’s Hospice between 10 and 18 October. They hiked through the tranquil Havasupai Indian Reservation, explored towering canyons, went diving under cascading waterfalls and wandered along peaceful creeks, with visits before and after to Las Vegas.

Eleanor said: “I can’t believe the things that I conquered! I can only sum up in a few words – it was harder than giving birth to five large children – but happy to report no blisters and I can now see my cheek bones!”

Beth said:  “I cannot believe I conquered the Grand Canyon, the biggest challenge I have ever accomplished. It was a once in a lifetime experience, extremely challenging and the toughest task I’ve ever done I’m still a little traumatised).  But what a beautiful remote area of significance within the Havasupai Indian reservation, stunning waterfalls and gorgeous scenery.  After many blisters, cuts and bruises it was all for a good cause – St Andrews Hospice. Thank you to everyone for all their kind donations and well wishes.”

Still £600 short of their fundraising target, Eleanor and Beth would appreciate if any colleagues took the time to sponsor them at their JustGiving page.

Here are some photos from their trip:

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